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MysterD

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#13751374 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 23 June 2017 - 12:49 AM

Probably although they specifically said they weren't talking about the PC version of 2K18 yet.  This is one of those franchises that I like supporting since they finally came to PC and I think this is the cheapest I've bought it for so that price works for me.

I remember back when WWE 2K15+16 actually only had one Edition on PC, which had Base Game + ALL DLC.

 

If 2K17 was $15 w/ All DLC, I might've bit.

 

I did try 24 hour total trial for 2K17 on HB/GameSessions - and it's good. I really liked MyCareer w/ the backstage fights + promo-cutting additions.

 

The splitting of inside the ring + outside the ring signatures/finishers was long overdue, as well - b/c in 2K15+16, slotting a signature/finisher that just wouldn't fit in all situations would usually result in a generic move being done (like a DDT) or nothing happening at all.

 

Example: Slotting say a Handspring Cutter (AKA Jay Lethal's Lethal Injection) as a Signature (or Finisher) wasn't a great idea in 2K15+16, as when outside the ring there's no ropes to bounce off! 2K17 splitting the inside/outside signatures + finishers fixed this problem, as you could set something else for the other location.




#13751352 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 23 June 2017 - 12:27 AM

WWE 2K17 Deluxe for $22.50?  That can't be right, can it?  I haven't seen it come close to that yet.

Hmmmm, I wonder if that is b/c 2K + WWE just announced WWE 2K18 for consoles w/ Seth Rollins on the cover.

 

EDIT:

Nation Red is .79 so if you somehow don't have that, now is the time.  4 pack is 2.39.

Somehow, I actually did have Nation Red.

Well, I'll be damned.... [shrug]

 

EDIT 2:

RAGE is $2.50.  Solid FPS with a mediocre/abrupt ending and tedious 'backtracking' of levels for multiple missions.  Plenty of content, though.  It's kind of a Borderlands lite.

Scorchers FLC is quite good, too - has a good boss fight and its own story. Takes about 3-6 hours for most, I'd guess. Most importantly, Scorchers opens the base-game up, so you can travel back to old areas (unlike if you only own the RAGE base-game - where at some point, story + game cuts off you going back to some areas at some point).

 

Though, "bleh" @ Scorchers being $3. It's been cheaper than that before.




#13751329 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 23 June 2017 - 12:00 AM

Tron 2.0 is $2.49 - http://store.steampo...327740/Tron_20/

 

It has been $2.30 on Gamersgate before though, according to ITAD - https://isthereanyde...o?plain=tronii0

 

EDIT:

On the bright side Brink is $2.

Since we're on Bethesda-published games:

Hunted: Demon's Forge is $1.24 - http://store.steampo...e_Demons_Forge/




#13751307 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 22 June 2017 - 11:25 PM

Arx Fatalis is $1.24 on Steam - http://store.steampo...00/Arx_Fatalis/

 

According to ITAD, that's the cheapest Arx has ever been - https://isthereanyde...lain=arxfatalis




#13751297 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 22 June 2017 - 11:20 PM

Vampire Bloodlines is $10 on Steam.

This has been $5 numerous times before on Steam and even a few times on GOG!

ITAD on Bloodlines - https://isthereanyde...eradebloodlines

 

Alpha Protocol is $5.09 on Steam.

AP Steam version was like $1.89 on GameStop the other day!

 

SWAT 3: Tactical GOTY on Steam is $8.

This was $2.49 during GOG Summer Sale for GOG Version!!!

 

It's almost as if Steam knows casuals will jump in on this sale + think they are getting great deals, when in fact anyone could've done better elsewhere and any other time when Steam actually has Not-Seasonal Sales.




#13751262 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 22 June 2017 - 10:35 PM

Amazon DVG Sale don't look that hot, either.

Amazon DVG needs AmazonJosh AmazonTony back.

 

EDIT:

This Steam Sale is so bad, even Gamersgate (of all places!!!) has a better deal on Unreal Deal Pack.

 

Unreal Deal Pack

$3.60 on Gamersgate - https://www.gamersga...nreal-deal-pack

$8 on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/sub/683/




#13751258 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 22 June 2017 - 10:31 PM

You know a Steam Summer Sale's bad when I'm thinking that the actual GOG Summer Sale might've had a better sale going on.

 

It's like everything's ass backwards!




#13750105 Bundle Stars Thread

Posted by MysterD on 22 June 2017 - 12:30 AM

FIVE: Guardians of David is in the Gizmo Bundle that's $2.49 on BundleStars currently:

https://www.bundlest...le/gizmo-bundle

 

Anyone played FIVE: Guardians of David (ARPG) yet?




#13750045 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 21 June 2017 - 11:20 PM

I do own it, but I thought it wouldn't be bad to have a spare if someone wanted it in exchange for a Humble monthly game or something since I don't subscribe to it.

Watch Dogs [original] from ITAD on pricing:

https://isthereanyde...plain=watchdogs

 

Looks like cheapest is has been according to ITAD is $4.

 

The problem I could see is - does anyone who's interested in this game actually somehow NOT own this game somewhere (Steam or Uplay) already yet?




#13748886 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 20 June 2017 - 11:36 PM

Yeah, it was a flawed gem that got a LOT of undue hate.

 

It had its issues and flaws, but one of the biggest reasons I kept hearing people hate on the game was cause of the combat system.  I think people assumed it was going to be Mass Effect 2-like (action RPG), where in reality it was more RPG focused (need to level up pistols in order to have better accuracy for them for instance).  Once I got the hang of the gameplay I ended up loving it.

 

It's got a mostly interesting story, some great characters and dialogues, and a fairly robust choice and consequence system.  I also liked the fact that it takes place in modern day (instead of medieval fantasy or sci-fi), which was a nice change of pace.  And who can forget this:

 

["Turn Up The Radio" song by Autograph]

Spoiler

 

Yeah; especially in a post-ME2 world, a new game at that time like Alpha Protocol (yep, I dropped $30 upon release for AP b/c reviews hit it so hard and I was curious on a RPG at that price w/ that setting + developer, at that time not long after its release) w/ its old-school RPG-style shooter hybrid system (dice-rolls + need to sink points in skills to get good at them) wasn't a great idea.

 

Doesn't help that the game wasn't balanced, either. That "Execute + Shoot/Hit" skill, Machine Gun skills, and felt hand-to-hand combat just always felt WAY too powerful. Pistols felt too weak to me, even if you sunk points into that skill.

 

I think hybrid RPG/shooter games like Deus Ex 1, Mass Effect 1, Vampire: Bloodlines + Alpha Protocol, especially if played for a first time after playing ME2, might not be a good idea for anyone who...well, pretty much got spoiled by ME2's combat. Simplifying the RPG system(s) + improving the combat really did wonders for ME2, IMHO.

 

And that whole boss fight w/ Brayko - the music (Turn Up The Radio); the atmosphere; that whole level....yeah, that was awesome. Memorable as can be.




#13748869 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 20 June 2017 - 11:23 PM

One of the great hidden gems. If I'm not mistaken, I think it was developed by Obsidian.

Yep, Obsidian developed it.

 

Balancing (some skills are TOO weak and others are TOO strong) + the combat dealing w/ dice-rolls (i.e. it might hit or miss when you shoot someone) might be the game's biggest problems...

 

...But w/ so much choice/branching paths; and the usual Obsidian elements of great voice-acting, dialogue, and story - yeah, fans of that stuff should just bite the bullet.

 

At around $2 - it's a steal.




#13748677 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 20 June 2017 - 08:29 PM

Eating the crowd?

 

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Still waiting for that Primal Rage sequel...




#13748659 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 20 June 2017 - 08:23 PM

GameStop:

Alpha Protocol - Steam key = $1.87




#13746988 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 19 June 2017 - 10:36 AM

 

There's an amazing deal for The Age of the Decadence on Gamersgate. 
Historical lowest ever. 
 
https://uk.gamersgat...ge-of-decadence - 80% - £4.68 - 5,70 € (on EU site)
 
Can't check US site without using a VPN, so I'm sorry for that.

$6.11 on USA site of Gamersgate at 80% off.

 

According to Google:

$4.68 is around $5.99 USD.

$5.70 Euros is around $6.39 USD.

All of this before any additional USD conversion fees on top of the above, if you're from USA.

 

Might be best just to buy from GG USA here for USA residents.

 

EDIT:

Crap, AshotP must be on the glitch case: kicked back to 75% off everywhere. :(

Just signed in and was about to buy it, until that.

 

It's been $7.49 before according to ITAD - https://isthereanyde...=ageofdecadence




#13746010 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Level Up: +1 Disappointment

Posted by MysterD on 18 June 2017 - 12:49 AM

Ehhhh, isn't that's what game-genres are for, right?

 

That way, w/ genres, we can figure-out easily if a game type is for us. Visual novels; Text Adventures; David Cage games + Telltale games (i.e. somewhat interactive movies / adventure games); walking simulators; old-school "pure" adventure games; and other games that aren't your typical "core" games just don't speak to some players. It is what it is.

 

Personally, I think these games can be a nice break from the usual over-dosage + assortment of "core" games (RPG's, Shooters, Action games, Sports games, Racing Games, etc) that I normally play. [shrug]

 

Some of the new-school games could learn a lot from extremely well-written text adventures, EBooks, Visual Novels, and other games of that sort. A lot of stuff can be told visually to the player, but there's still some things (like sense, smell, etc) are really hard to portray visually. Sometimes, the best visual quality still can't speak for everything.

 

Sometimes, good old-fashioned well-written text (and/or well-voice acted narration that was originally well-written) can really bring a modern-day game to the next level; especially if the visual quality is already in place.